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Who we are: Literacy Unlimited is a group of volunteers that tutors adults in English as a second language, basic literacy, citizenship and GED preparation. Established in 1986 and housed in the Framingham Public Library, Literacy Unlimited is a member of Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts. We are supported with a combination of public and private funding.
Literacy Unlimited provides a solid, comprehensive program for training and supporting volunteers to teach basic reading, writing and/or math skills to adult learners, including those for whom English is a foreign language. We are dedicated to increasing public awareness of the need to eliminate illiteracy in our community and expanding the availability of educational programs that accomplish this. We hold the belief that literacy strengthens society and promotes equality among its members.
The tutoring we offer is confidential, individualized, student-centered, and free of charge. Adult learners and tutors, who usually work one-on-one, are carefully matched and supported to insure the best opportunity for the student to reach his/her individual goals. Typical goals our students achieve include becoming employed or become better employed, getting citizenship, finishing a GED, getting a driver's license, learning to read to their children or simply becoming confident to function in our community.
News and Events
Would you like to become a tutor and help someone to learn
English? We offer two free training classes in September:
-Monday evening, September 15, 6-7:30pm.
of Morse Institute Library, Natick
-Friday morning, September 26, 9:30-11am.
at Framingham Public Library
Tutor training is offered in 3-hour sessions that meet weekly for
6 weeks. The first class will meet the week following orientation.
Registration for new students will be held September 2-6. This waiting list for adults who wish to learn English opens
only twice a year! The office will be open Tuesday 10am to
5pm; Wednesday 10am to 8pm; Thursday 10am to 5pm, and
Saturday 10am to 1pm. Please join us!
Literacy Unlimited Bake Sale
First of the season! Saturday, September 20. Stop by the Bake
sale table for some delicious goodies. Watch for the Library
table at MetroFest, the Food Truck and Music Festival, at
Bowditch Field, also on September 20.
Literacy Unlimited is seeking interested volunteers to join its Advisory
Board. For more information, please drop by the LU office, contact
Anne O’Connell at Aoconnell@minlib.net, or call 508-532-5500 ext.
4337. Literacy Unlimited also needs a volunteer Bake Sale Coordinator
for this fundraiser held at the Library on the third Saturday of each
month. Also needed are bakers, and one or two people to work the
bake sale table at some or all of these monthly sales.
Literacy Unlimited is so proud to have been awarded a grant for operating expenses
Foundation for Metrowest.
As the only community foundation in our area, the Foundation works hard to strengthen
the local nonprofit sector and to enhance the quality of life for all citizens.
Thank you so much for recognizing our work!
Literacy Unlimited is located in the Main Library of the Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702.
The office is located on
the main floor to the right after the lobby elevator. You will see the tutoring room. Go through it to the office.
Become a Tutor
Literacy Unlimited needs tutors to help teach
adults to speak English or learn to read and write. You don’t need teaching experience or knowledge of a foreign
language to be a volunteer. We will train you. After completion of the training, tutors are
carefully matched with a student to begin one-on-one tutoring. Please
contact us if you are interested – we will send you updates on the
Interested in becoming a tutor?
Become a Student
Come to our office on the main floor. Students
must be 16 or over for services. Registration for individual tutoring is
during the first week of September. Conversation groups are open to all
- no registration required. We also offer computer help, math tutoring,
and GED preparation by appointment.
in being tutored?
Upcoming Free Conversation Classes for Adults: Practice Speaking English
Drop-In Classes for
Adults - No registration needed, just come!
Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street
Mondays 10:00am - 11:30am
Thursdays 10:00am - 11:30am
Mondays 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wednesdays 10:30am - 12pm
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 2:30pm
*For more information,
contact the Framingham Literacy Office:
Natick- Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central
Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturdays 11:30am - 1:00pm
Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturdays 11:30am - 1:00pm
more information, contact the Natick Literacy Office:
508-647-6400, ext.1583, or
Conversation groups in Framingham are supported in part by a Conversation Circles Grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
of Literacy Unlimited
Friends of Literacy Unlimited, Inc.
The Friends of Literacy Unlimited believes that literacy strengthens society, promotes equality among its members and helps individuals realize their full potential.
Please click here for details
on how you can help students like Dolly reach their goals.
Friends of Literacy Unlimited seeks volunteers to help with fundraising
activities. We support the Framingham Public Library’s Literacy
Unlimited tutoring program. Our fundraisers include May Baskets and an
Annual Appeal mailing. If you’re interested in helping, please contact
Erika Alvarez at 508-460-1113 or
Donations are always needed and may be made to Friends of Literacy Unlimited, Inc., a 501c(3) corporation, at 49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702